Friday, May 11, 2012


Advanced Tips to Making Amazing Iced Coffee

By Mike Crimmins

It's about that time of year again, the sun is on full power and it feels like I'm melting just stepping out of the house. It's no fun, but it is the perfect weather for iced coffee.

There's a lot of different ways to making a refreshing glass of iced coffee. The basic is to brew your favorite coffee, then pour it into a mug or glass filled with ice. It's good, but there is better. Let me share with you a few tips that I've picked up along the way.

Next time you make iced coffee, make the coffee extra strong. Try doubling the amount of grounds that you would normally use to brew your morning cup of java. When the ice cubes melt, they water down the delicious flavor, so making the coffee extra strong will make up for that taste loss.

Better yet, make coffee ice cubes. This is my favorite secret to getting great tasting iced coffee. There's times when I have coffee left over. Normally, I'd pour it down the drain, but using it to make ice cubes is a lot better of an idea.

When your pour coffee into your glass or mug, let it cool down for a few minutes (or a few hours if you're not in a rush for that caffeine fix) before adding the ice cubes. Don't forget to add the sugar, while it's hot so that the sugar can fully dissolve into the coffee. Or skip the sugar altogether and try using a flavored coffee syrup.

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